Valleyfield, QC, Monday, June 15, 2020
The NEAS Group is committed to conducting its operations in a sustainable manner and adopted an internal health, safety and environmental policy in 2017. For a carrier already exceeding operational standards when it comes to the environment, joining Green Marine was the next logical step. “At NEAS, we are driven by our values of social responsibility, focused on people, communities and service,” said Suzanne Paquin, the NEAS Group’s president and chief executive officer. “The detailed Green Marine framework will support us in our approach to reducing our environmental footprint in the Great North.”
Based in Valleyfield, near Montreal, NEAS has as its mission to provide maritime container and packaged resupply services in remote eastern and western Arctic regions.
Green Marine is delighted to welcome this ship owner to the environmental certification program. “The NEAS Group’s structure and mission, which promote sustainable economic and social development in Northern communities, corresponds with our primary objective to continually improve maritime transport’s environmental performance,” said David Bolduc, Green Marine’s executive director.
The Green Marine environmental program addresses a number of environmental priority issues through its 13 performance indicators, such as greenhouse gases, air emissions, leak and spill prevention, waste management, environmental leadership and community impacts. Some indicators apply to landside operations and other to shipping activities. The certification process is rigorous and transparent, with the results independently verified every two years and the individual performance of each enterprise published annually.
The NEAS Group offers a superior experience to its customers, with reliable shipping, sorting,
packaging and container services throughout Nunavut, including the Qikiqtaaluk, Kivalliq and
Western Kitikmeot regions, as well as Nunavik, northern Quebec and northern Manitoba,
including the Port of Churchill. NEAS shareholders include the Makivik Corporation and
Transport Nanuk Inc., a joint venture established by the Logistec Corporation and The North
West Company, both of which are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Green Marine overview
Founded in 2007, Green Marine’s North American environmental certification program is the
result of a voluntary effort by the shipping industry to go beyond regulations. To date, more than
145 ship owners, port authorities, terminal operators, and shipyard managers throughout
Canada and the United States are participants. The Green Marine program’s unique character
derives from the support it receives from environmental, scientific and government
organizations. More than 75 supporters help to shape and revise the program. www.greenmarine.org
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